is especially challenging because we also face prejudice about who we are. Although it’s been illegal for landlords or estate agents to discriminate against LGBT+
people since the Equality Act
was passed in 2010, it still happens. In 2018, a London letting agency refused to rent a flat to a lesbian
couple who said they were told it was only available to straight couples
. The same thing happened in 2013 to a lesbian couple on the Isle of Man
. In 2014, a gay couple in London were rejected when the landlord informed them via text message that he was looking for "a regular couple
". These are only the incidents that make the news. LGBT+ people who also experience racism or ableism, who are precariously employed or unemployed, or who have insecure immigration status, will be treated even worse by private landlords.